> When you're driving and you see a sign that says drive 20 miles per hour when children are present do you...?

When you're driving and you see a sign that says drive 20 miles per hour when children are present do you...?

Posted at: 2015-04-14 
Do you only drive 20 miles when you see the sign?

Or when you actually do see children?

Or when school is still in session?

Sorry, slightly confused.

When the sign says 20 you must drive at 20 at ALL TIMES.

Even though it is not necessary, I go 20 mph in all the situations you outlined. Pedestrians and kids dart out all the time --not looking. I do not want to hit a child or an adult. There is a crosswalk. So I go the 20 miles per hour.

you must drive 20mph WHEN children are present. this sign basically means your in a school zone with a lot of child foot traffic. whenever you see children present ( before/after school ) in the area drive 20mph. regular adult pedestrians it don't matter because this is mainly because child they think are more ignorant and don't know how to walk/cross the street when cars a present and to prevent law suits and what not.

the sign clearly states " WHEN CHILDREN ARE PRESENT" if they are NOT present no sense driving that speed. if they wanted you to drive 20mph in the area they would just put a regular speed sign

Only when children are present - that is why it says that on the sign. The way I judge that is if children are near the street without a fence between them and the street, children are present.

This means that the speed limit is in effect any time children are present.

You must drive 20 mph or less.

anytime you see people in the cross walks